Prescribed Burn Training

Sunday, March 31, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual)

Start Location: Nature at the Confluence for classroom instruction, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL  61080

NLI’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, and Melissa Grycan, Restoration Ecologist for The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead the Prescribed Burn Training Workshop. Learn how to conduct a prescribed burn and tips on best practices from both, who are experienced prescribed burn managers. The workshop will be based on Chicago Wilderness’ Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training Manual. Participants will receive hands-on learning when they assist with a prescribed burn (weather permitting) in the prairie at NLI’s Foss Farm.

Indoor Classroom Instruction:  9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Discussion of fire behavior and suppression
  • Effective use of hand and power tools
  • Effective use of water to aid fire suppression
  • Conducting a prescribed burn
  • Ecological effects of fire

LUNCH: 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. (On Own)

Conduct a Prescribed Burn:  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

To register please call: 815/964-6666 or send your name, address, affiliation (if any) and payment by March 29, 2019 to Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL  61104, or fill out the form below.

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